Literatura i kultura polska na niemieckich uniwersytetach: praktyki i wyzwania dydaktyczne
The paper examines the scope, various contexts of, and approaches to Polish literature and culture at selected German universities. Drawing on their teaching experience in bachelor courses and master’s programmes that include Polish Language and Literature, the authors first outline the specificity of Polish studies in Germany against its cultural, political, and economic background. Secondly, they highlight the focus and structure of selected courses that they have taught and explain the reasons for choosing certain texts and approaches. In the next step, they identify crucial challenges faced by both the students and faculty. The paper argues that differences between Polish studies in Poland and in Germany can be stimulating for both. A particularly positive aspect of the German model is that it offers a broader, comparative (mainly, but not only, Slavic) perspective on Polish literature and culture.